As of 2015, some endangered species include the Amur leopard, African Wild Dog, Asian and Indian elephants, jaguar, gray wolf and ocelot. The World Wildlife Federation and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service websites have extensive lists and information on current endangered species.
Among the most threatened species of animals worldwide are the ivory-billed woodpecker, Amur leopard, North Atlantic right whale, black rhino, Javan rhino, mountain gorilla, Cross River gorilla, tiger (including all subspecies), Sumatran elephant and Sumatran orangutan. These animals have become end
The World Wildlife Fund, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Earth's Endangered Creatures all offer continually updated lists of endangered and other threatened species. Lists of local endangered are also available from state departments of fish and wildlife.
The Endangered Species Act provides for the protection of species who are threatened or endangered and the conservation of the ecosystems the species depend on to live, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The Endangered Species Act was signed on Dec. 28, 1973.
People should strive to protect endangered species. Since all species are interconnected, the extinction of one could have far reaching and detrimental effects on others, notes Curiosity.com from Discovery.
Some animals that are included on the endangered species list are the western lowland gorilla, the leatherback turtle and the Amur leopard. As of 2015, these animals are categorized as critically endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.
As of 2015, the Endangered Species Act contains the laws that protect endangered species, explains the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. This legislation gives the federal government the ability to define a species as threatened or endangered and outlines enforcement procedures and penalties for viola
Tigers are an endangered species due to loss of habitat, climate change, conflicts with humans and poaching. As of 2014, only 3,000 to 4,500 tigers remain of the 100,000 that existed in the early 1900s.
The World Wildlife Fund includes chimpanzees, jaguars and penguins as endangered species, as of 2015. Polar bears and tigers are also among the species of animals that qualify as endangered.
As of 2015, endangered species of whales are the blue whale, the fin whale, the sei whale and the North Atlantic right whale, according to the World Wildlife Fund. The major threats to these whale species include habitat loss, climate change and the continuation of whaling despite the whales being p